Adult Health and Human Capital: Impact of Birth Weight and Childhood Growth

Adult Health and Human Capital: Impact of Birth Weight and Childhood Growth

By: Santosh K. Bhargava (author)Hardback

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Today when the world is looking towards India as a human resource capital, the quality of such resource becomes a global concern. This book studies the relation between aberrant growth, adult diseases, and human capital, and recommends growth monitoring as a tool for human capital development. The growth in the first two years after birth is crucial-it contributes to better schooling, adult stature, income generation, and birth weight in the next generation. The book shows that recognition of aberrant growth and timely intervention can combat not only childhood morbidity but also adult diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, which can affect the next generation. The book refers to data from an ongoing cohort study, started in New Delhi in 1969, and finds that growth monitoring can have great intergenerational impact in India, where both childhood and adult morbidity are very high. Its contribution can be immense, given the impact on the future generation of Indians.

About Author

Santosh K. Bhargava is a leading consultant in paediatrics and neonatology. He is a former National President of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics; Founder President, National Neonatology Forum, India; Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics, University College of Medical Sciences and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi; Editor, Indian Paediatrics. He has been a member of several prestigious committees, such as the World Health Organization; Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Children Board, Planning Commission, Government of India, and Indian Council of Medical Research. Prof. Bhargava has been a recipient of several research grants from national and international organizations such as the Indian Council of Medical Research and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India; National Center for Health Statistics, USA; Bill Gates Foundation; British Heart Foundation and Wellcome Trust, UK. He has published over 200 research papers in national and international accredited peerreviewed journals. His primary research focuses on child health, newborns and public health issues. His contributions have been recognized by numerous national and international awards.


Foreword by K. Srinath Reddy Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1 Background of the Study 1. Genesis 2. Launching of the Study 3. Demography Part 2 The Cohort 1. Pregnancy 2. Birth and Outcome of Cohort 3. Low Birth Weight 4. Child Survival, Health, and Disease Part 3 Growth, Cognitive Development, and Nutrition 1. Growth 2. Cognitive Development 3. Nutrition Part 4 Transition to Adult Phase 1. Assembling the Cohort 2. The Beginning of the Adult Period 3. Re-establishing the New Delhi Birth Cohort 4. Environments, Social and Cultural Changes Part 5 Childhood Growth, Adult Health Body Growth, Adult Health, and Disease Size at Birth, BMI, Body Composition, and Chronic Adult Diseases Body Growth and Human Capital Development Parental Influences on Adult Health Body Growth, Genetic Studies, and Adult Health Outcome Part 6 Intergenerational and Transgenerational Studies 1. The Intergenerational Change in F1 and F2 Generation 2. The Third Generation Part 7 Community Expectations and Challenges 1. Attrition or Loss to Follow up 2. Cohort Participation Part 8 Implications and Impact 1. Public Health and Policies 2. The NDBC Research 3. Childhood Growth, Adult Health, and Human 4. Intergeneration and Trans-generational 5. Challenges to Community Participation Part 9 Summation References Appendix Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789386446855
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9789386446855
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 9386446855

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